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Sarmad Ishfaq

Sarmad Ishfaq is the CEO of the think tank, Paradigm Shift. He is also an established writer whose work has been published by The Diplomat, Harvard, Open Democracy, GVS, and Eurasia Review to name a few. He has also been published in several international peer-reviewed journals such as Taylor and Francis’ Social Identities. Previously he worked as a research fellow for the Lahore Center for Peace Research. He has a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wollongong in Dubai where he was recognised as the ‘Top Graduate’.


Items by Sarmad Ishfaq

  • ‘Memoricide’: Zionism’s deletion of Palestinian memory 

    While pursuing my Master’s degree in international relations, I took an advanced course on Palestine and Israel, arguably the most important course I have ever taken. In one of the classes, our Jewish lecturer taught us about “memoricide” and, ever since that fateful day, this word has stood like...

  • Israel’s heinous targeted killing programme

    On 2 January, 2024, an Israeli drone strike killed senior Hamas leader Saleh Al-Arouri in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. This audacious targeted killing raised concerns that the flames of war could potentially engulf more than just Palestine. Furthermore, the incident made many ponder on Israel’s targeted killing programme....